Sri Lanka’s Muslims Face an Angry Backlash

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Muslims from Negombo, Sri Lanka, being relocated to another town. Suggested reading: The Muslim Times’ Collection on Islam’s Condemnation of Terrorism

Source: New York Times

By Jeffrey Gettleman and Dharisha Bastians

NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka — Auranzeb Zabi was cooking rice at a friend’s house on Wednesday when he heard angry shouting outside, looked out the window and saw a mob of Sri Lankan men carrying iron bars.

A day after the Islamic State claimed responsibility for suicide bombings that killed more than 350 people, Muslims in some areas of Sri Lanka were facing a rising backlash.

The mob surrounded the house. Mr. Zabi, a Pakistani refugee who has lived in Sri Lanka for two years, said he grabbed his two children, dashed into the yard and scampered over two walls before reaching an army checkpoint.

There the mob caught up with him, he said, and delivered a harsh beating, begging the soldiers to let them kill him. Hours later, Mr. Zabi still looked terrified.

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Two Hundred Verses about Compassionate Living in the Quran

Forty Hadiths or Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad about Compassionate Living

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1 reply

  1. What a crazy world. This ‘refugee from Pakistan’ is most likely an Ahmadi Muslim. There are many in Negombo, refugees from Ahmadiyya Persecution in Pakistan. And now – being a member of the Community that has ‘Love for All and Hatred for None’ as a motto he is supposed to pay for the sins of the militant idiots of Isis / Daesh. May Allah protect us all.

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